Founded by seasoned entrepreneur Jacob Fernane, an expert in startup funding and operations, Pacific Lion invests in early-stage technology startups and guides them toward the maximum shareholder return from a liquidity event in 12-18 months. Through behind-the-scenes equity investing and hands-on consulting, we increase positive outcomes for founders and their companies, fueling job creation and innovation in the larger economy.
Fernane founded Pacific Lion after more than a decade of leadership experience in early-stage business operations, investing, and consulting with a focus on growth. His comprehensive knowledge of deal strategy, operations, equity value development, and transaction preparedness flows into everything we do at Pacific Lion, along with an ethos of direct communication, out-of-the-box thinking, and calculated risk-taking.
Our experience and capabilities include working with boards to develop policies and procedures, assisting with mergers and acquisitions, connecting key stakeholders to strategic alliances and partnerships, capitalization table management, building corporate structure, board assembly, debt structuring, and more.
At the beginning of an engagement, we structure monetary investments into a company and draw up a stock-based compensation plan for future consulting services. Our unique approach democratizes the funding process away from institutions and banks and into founders’ and ordinary investors’ hands, avoiding the many pitfalls of Venture Capital (VC).
Then we co-create customized roadmaps to successful transactions alongside our clients, advising on complex business challenges along the way. We work hand-in-hand with founders to formalize their capital requirements, develop the necessary financial models, devise a winning investor relations strategy, and prepare for the due diligence process required. Simultaneously, we pull in external teams of experts to tackle graphic design assets, marketing materials, website optimization, app development, social media management, and thought leadership content.
If our clients file for a direct listing or a micro- to small-cap IPO, we guide them through their first year as a public company, providing full-service corporate strategy services, including talent acquisition and board assembly.
Raising VC funding is challenging and risky — and the outcomes rarely favor founders. But there is an alternative that puts the power back in the hands of innovative, inspiring idea-makers. If that’s you, we’d love to help your company grow. Get in touch today to discuss your vision and how we can help you realize it.